VOLUNTEERS GET HANDS DIRTY FIXING PARK TRAILS.Byline: Amy Raisin raisin, in botany and cooking
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NEWHALL - Dozens of volunteers armed with shovels and axes axes
[L., Gr.] plural of axis. The straight lines which intersect at right angles and on which graphs are drawn. Usually the horizontal axis is the x-axis and the vertical one the y-axis. Called also axes of reference. hiked a mile into Towsley Canyon on Saturday to repair trails damaged by last winter's record rains.
``The beauty, to me, of trail work is that it's anonymous,'' Wendy Langhans, a Towsley Canyon Park spokeswoman, said after the morning event that drew about 80 people. ``The work you're doing is constantly undone by the weather and the elements, but that just means there's years of giving in a falling inwards; a collapse.
See also: Giving these trails.''
Towsley Canyon, located in Ed Davis Park, is part of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is an agency of the state of California in the United States founded in 1979 and dedicated to the acquisition of land in the Santa Susana and Santa Monica Mountains and the Simi Hills, north and west of Los Angeles, for preservation as open , an organization dedicated to the preservation and management of local open space, parkland, watershed lands, trails and wildlife habitats.
Volunteers Saturday included members of local Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops.
The volunteers filled ruts in the Wiley Canyon area of the park, which eroded e·rode
v. e·rod·ed, e·rod·ing, e·rodes
1. To wear (something) away by or as if by abrasion: Waves eroded the shore.
2. To eat into; corrode. as one heavy storm after another pounded the area last winter. Two culverts were installed to divert rainwater under trails.
At least a dozen wooden signs were added to the trails, as well, replacing signs that had been washed away by flooding and mudslides.
``When you have the youngsters coming out with the adults, you have parents modeling for them what it is to be a real human being,'' Langhans said. ``You may see dirt being moved - I see people being built.''
The Towsley Canyon event was one of at least a dozen held Saturday across California as part of National Trails Day, an annual celebration of trails organized by the American Hiking Society The creator of this article, or someone who has substantially contributed to it, may have a conflict of interest regarding its subject matter.
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3. the Web site of Recreational Equipment Inc., an outdoor gear and clothing supplier that helped sponsor National Trails Day, more than a million volunteers participated in the nationwide event.
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(1 -- color) Roger McClure trims charred branches Saturday near the Placerita Canyon Center as part of National Trails Day.
(2) Jorge Chediak moves a large dead tree limb Saturday to help widen a trail damaged during heavy rainstorms.
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